Jeff has more than 25 years of experience as a risk management professional and has managed the enterprise risk in community, tertiary and academic medical centers. A frequent speaker and author on risk management issues, Jeff has expertise in incorporating and managing subsidiary insurance companies, and assuring organization corporate compliance, as well as in claims and litigation management, patient safety and loss control, employment practices consulting, and the development, reorganization and implementation of alternate risk financing programs.
Jeff serves as the chief executive officer of The Risk Authority Stanford and as the chief risk officer of Stanford Health Care and Stanford Children’s Health. Before joining Stanford, he was chief risk officer and director of regulatory advocacy at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He is a past president of ASHRM (2004), served on its board of directors and was steering committee chair of its JCAHO Liaison, Advocacy and Legislative & Regulatory Affairs task forces. He has also served as faculty to ASHRM’s Barton Certificate in Healthcare Risk Management Program and to the Harvard Medical School. Jeff is a member of the State Bar of California and has been designated as a Distinguished Fellow by the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) and an Associate in Risk Management by the Insurance Institute of America. In 2008, he was awarded membership to the Risk Management Honor Roll by Business Insurance Magazine. Jeff holds a JD from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, an MBA from Cleveland State University, a BS in Allied Health Clinical Professions from Ohio State University and is an AHA Patient Safety Fellow.